Scotts Valley is ideally positioned in the Santa Cruz Mountains just off of highway 17. 

It offers an easier commute to the Silicon Valley, yet it is only a short six mile drive to the ocean. The city is primarily residential, however there are a variety of business, stores, and restaurants. Award-winning schools make the community a top choice for families. There is plenty of recreation nearby, including hiking or biking among the old growth redwood trees at Henry Cowell State Park. The annual Scotts Valley Art & Wine Festival offers a showcase for local artists.



  • Great commute location

  • Tech company shuttle stop

  • Great schools

  • Often larger homes and yards

  • Suburban atmosphere

  • Close to the mountains

  • Only 15 minutes to the beach



  • Golfing

  • Mountain biking

  • Hiking

  • Redwoods

  • Close to state parks